UN Human Rights Council has stated their decision to grant the ‘one-time only’ deferral to the OISL (OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka) is a ‘rational’ move made concerning a ‘relatively unique case’.
Speaking ahead of the 28th session, the President of the UNHRC Joachim Rücker has justified his decision stating the decision to postpone the tabling of the report to September was a ‘very rational’ decision.
Stating the deferral was carried out on a ‘relatively unique case’ he has also warned against drawing general conclusions about it.
The 28th session of the UNHRC is due to commence on March 2 and continue until the 27th. The OISL was initially due to be tabled on March 25 but was granted the one time only deferral following a request made by the new government’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera.